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Brown of Wind River named top player
Wind River's Lexi Brown averaged 14 points per game this season for the Cougars. Photo by Randy Tucker

Brown of Wind River named top player

Mar 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Lexi Brown represents Wind River High School on the Class 2-A all-state girls basketball team.

Brown also was voted the Class 2-A Southeast player of the year.

The postseason voting was done by the other Class 2-A coaches in the state.

"She deserved the all-state award," Wind River coach Justin Walker said. "You can put her in a lot of different situations. That opened things up for her teammates. She is basketball smart."

Brown averaged 14 points a game for the Wind River Lady Cougars.

"She stayed stayed steady all the way through the season," Walker said. Tongue River captured the Class 2-A state championship two weeks ago in Casper after putting together a 41-30 win vs. Thermopolis.

All-conference

Brown joins teammates Macayla Arrington, Amanda C'Bearing, Brett Groesbeck and Josee Vogel on the Class 2-A Southeast all-conference list.

Wind River won the Class 2-A Southeast regular season crown.

"Everyone of them deserved to be on all-conference," Walker said. "They put in a lot of time during the offseason."

WRHS placed second at the Class 2-A West regional tournament losing to Lovell 58-46 in the championship game.

At the state tournament, Southeast beat Wind River 55-42.

The Lady Cougars were eliminated by Rocky Mountain 54-45.

Brindi Lock, Jocelyn Underwood and Kanani Washakie made the all-conference team from Wyoming Indian.

Sisters Olivia and Sarah Thompson from Shoshoni were elected to the conference list.

Class 2-A all-state

basketball list

Hanneah Puckett, Big Horn; McKenzie Ward, Burns; Tia Tiller, Kemmerer; Amanda Robertson, Lovell; Kalle Wilson, Rocky Mountain; Shelby Burroughs, Southeast; Kacie O' Connor, Sundance; Dana Bjorhus, Thermopolis; Jordan Leyba, Thermopolis; Sarah Nielsen, Tongue River; Sarah Rawlins, Tongue River; Lexi Brown, Wind River.

Southeast all-conference

honors

Ali Applin, Big Piney; Kennedy Gilbert, Kemmerer; Marie McClarren, Kemmerer; Tia Tiller, Kemmerer; Madison Vickery, Kemmerer; Olivia Thompson, Shoshoni; Sarah Thompson, Shoshoni; Macayla Arrington, Wind River; Lexi Brown, Wind River; Amanda C'Bearing, Brett Groesbeck, Wind River; Josee Vogel, Wind River; Brindi Lock, Wyoming Indian; Jocelyn Underwood, Wyoming Indian; Kanani Washakie, Wyoming Indian.

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